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  • Vol. 42, Iss. 6 — Jun. 1, 1952
  • pp: 367–372

Minimizing Anomalies in Reflectance Measurements with the Beckman Quartz Spectrophotometer

H. K. HAMMOND III and I. NIMEROFF  »View Author Affiliations

JOSA, Vol. 42, Issue 6, pp. 367-372 (1952)

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The Beckman spectrophotometer Model DU has proved to be a useful instrument for measuring spectral directional reflectance. Like other spectrophotometers it is subject to slit-width and stray-energy errors. The magnitude of these errors and techniques for minimizing them are discussed. The viewing geometry and an adaptor for four-inch square specimens are described.

H. K. HAMMOND III and I. NIMEROFF, "Minimizing Anomalies in Reflectance Measurements with the Beckman Quartz Spectrophotometer," J. Opt. Soc. Am. 42, 367-372 (1952)

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